Gazpacho. One of my favorite summer treats is this cold soup that makes its way into every tapas bar across Spain during the hot summer months. There really is no better way to enjoy this than to handpick your very own ripe tomatoes off the vine. The richness and freshness of the tomatoes make it worth every ounce of labor to garden for. If you don’t have a home garden, I recommend to use the freshest, ripest tomatoes from your local farmers market. It really does make a difference in color, in texture, and in taste.

Ingredients:
You can adjust ingredients according to taste

  • 1/2 sweet green pepper (If using Italian Marconi’s, 1 whole pepper)
  • 1/4 large white onion
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 4 large fresh, ripe tomatoes
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • salt to taste
  • diced cucumber and tomato to garnish

Method:

  1. Combine the pepper, onion, and garlic in a food processor or blender.
  2. Once blended, add the tomatoes, evoo, vinegar and salt.
  3. Puree the ingredients until everything is well blended into a thick pink liquid.
    My mami, blending away in my kitchen! Isn’t she so cute!!

  4. Add ice cubes and refrigerate until ready to serve.
  5. Before serving garnish with cucumber and tomatoes.

Buen Provecho!


15 Responses to Monday’s with Mami – Gazpacho

  1. FOODnTRAVELla says:

    Healthy and easy to follow recipe. Will try it out.

  2. girlichef says:

    This is just one of those perfect summer posts! It looks so bright and refreshing…I could sit on on the deck and be in gazpacho heaven w/ a bowl of this!

  3. Hummingbird Appetite says:

    What a way to make gazpacho, especially with tomatoes from your garden!
    On another note, I don't know how black garlic is fermented. It may require more industrialized equipment.

  4. Chow and Chatter says:

    this is great love your mummy

  5. juliecache says:

    how much ice? I haven't had gazpacho for years.

  6. Amy says:

    Did your Mami ever use bread? I always think of gazpacho as having bread in it because I first had it in Sevilla and that was how it was there.

  7. 5 Star Foodie says:

    What a gorgeous gazpacho! I bet it's just so good with heirlooms from your own garden!

  8. Erica says:

    I am a big fan of gazpacho!!! I have my own recipe and I love it.

  9. Tien says:

    Hi, Diana,
    Can you email me at thuytienthi@hotmail.com? Sincerely, Tien :)

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